Dodgers Get Hanley Ramirez For Next To Nothing

The MLB trade deadline always puts the pressure on the MLB General Managers, which equates to some questionable deals. In the Hanley Ramirez deal, the Dodgers and GM Ned Colletti came out as huge winners.

Hanley Ramirez, still one of the most talented shortstops/3rd baseman in the bigs, is on his way to LA. In return, the Dodgers had to give up an arm and a led, right? Wrong. Instead of getting pieces to build on for years to come, the Marlins received average two average pitchers. Correction: Average DOUBLE A pitchers.

In return for a guy who has talent to bat .342, hit 30+ homers and steal 30+ bases, the Marlins received Nate Eovaldi and minor league right-hander Scott McGough. Eovaldi was 1-6 with an ERA over 4 in the bigs, and only average during his time in AA ball. McGough was an OK reliever... for his SINGLE A team.

Ramirez could be an all star for several years to come and will help the Dodgers push for the 2012 playoffs.

Winner: Ned Coletti

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